Ai Weiwei to contribute to German show at Biennale
Organizers of the German pavilion said Wednesday that the acclaimed artist is one of four international contributors commissioned for the 2013 art show.
Weiwei has used his art and online profile to draw attention to injustices in Chinese society and the need for greater transparency and rule of law.
He was detained without explanation for three months last year during an overall crackdown on dissent. After his release he was ordered to pay 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) in back taxes and fines.